Shift5 Pursues Army CRADA for Advanced Cyber Technology in Ground Systems
Arlington, Virginia-based Shift5, Inc., signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) in Warren, Michigan, the company announced on April 2. Under the CRADA, Shift5 will support the GVSC—which is the military's research and development facility for advanced technology in ground vehicle systems—by developing advanced cyber defense capabilites to protect such vehicles from cyber attacks. The technology developed by Shift5 will integrate, demonstrate, and validate cyber resiliency and inform cyber situational awareness prototype solutions to defend Army platforms from proof of concept cyber attacks, the company said.
"The CRADA is a critical opportunity to extend Shift5's commercial operational technology (OT) cybersecurity solutions to US Army users. This will allow us to grow the capabilities and use cases for Shift5 and provide innovations that close cyber security shortfalls in operational technology," said Michael Weigand, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shift5. "Building Shift5 Intake, Shift5 Engine, and Shift5 Gauge Cluster with end users, informed by technical and user research is critical to our product development process. This CRADA enables our teams to get the right access to facilities and end users while fostering a collaborative relationship with system owners," added Jenny Kim, Head of Product at Shift5.